Places to Visit
So much to see and do - the choice is all yours.
Visit the great gardens of Sussex - full of exotic and unusual plants that give beautiful all-year round displays. Explore tropical valleys, small walled gardens, Italian gardens and landscaped parks.
Find out about the history of the district by visiting historic houses - full of interesting tales and treasures. From 15th century timber-beamed cottages, Jacobean Almshouses to traditional windmills, murals and ancient churches.
Travel by steam train through the beautiful Sussex countryside. Discover farms, mazes and our nature reserves.
Or relax in the luxurious surroundings of our country house hotels.
Sussex has it all.
Discover more about Mid Sussex with our latest guides:
We have many beautiful nature reserves in the Mid Sussex area.
198 acres of water in a peaceful setting. The 5 miles / 8km Kingfisher Trail runs by the lake and the reservoir is a haven for wildlife.
Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve, Burgess Hill
Woodlands, hedgerows and ponds.
Blunts Wood and Paiges Meadow, Haywards Heath and Cuckfield
Habitats include hazel coppice, mixed coppice, birch woodland, bluebell woodland, meadow, grassland, hedgerows, pond and a wetland area.
Eastern Road Nature Reserve, Lindfield
A nine-acre reserve left to grow wild for 30 years. Now home to many birds and other wildlife.
Scrase Valley Nature Reserve, Haywards Heath and Lindfield
15 acres of quiet woodland, grassland, marsh and scrub that provide a safe place for wildlife and rare plants.
Weir Wood Reservoir, East Grinstead
A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Mostly surrounded by water and strips of open grassland, scrub and woodland. Low lying meadows also form part of the reserve. The western end of the reservoir is a nature reserve. The rest is used for fishing and water sports.
- Standen - East Grinstead
- Saint Hill Manor - East Grinstead
- The Priest House -West Hoathly
- Sackville College - East Grinstead
- Newtimber Place - Newtimber
- Jack & Jill Windmills - Clayton
- Bluebell Railway - East Grinstead and Horsted Keynes
- East Grinstead Museum
- Cuckfield Museum
- South Downs Heritage Centre - Hassocks
Local places to stay
Burgess Hill Tourist information centre
96 Church Walk
East Grinstead Tourism Initiative